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Hans Ritter von Lex

Hans Ritter von Lex was a German political figure and the President of the German Red Cross from 1961 to 1967. He was born Hans Lex on October 27, 1893 in Upper Bavaria, Germany, he died February 1970 in Munich, Germany. After graduation from a Gymnasium in 1912, Lex began the study of law at the University of Munich. In 1914, shortly after taking his first state exam, his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. Lex volunteered to serve in the Bavarian Army and served with the Infantry Life Regiment, Bavaria's elite bodyguard regiment, he was commissioned a reserve lieutenant in March 1915 and in September 1915 he went to the Bavarian 18th Reserve Infantry Regiment. For his bravery on July 31, 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, Lex was decorated with the Military Order of Max Joseph, Bavaria's highest bravery decoration; the order conferred a patent of nobility, the title "Ritter von" was added to Lex's name. Lex returned to the Infantry Life Regiment in late 1916 as a company commander, but in 1918 he was transferred to an office in the Bavarian War Ministry after his three brothers were killed in action.

After the war, Ritter von Lex resumed his legal studies, upon completion of the second state exam, he became a lawyer in the Bavarian state government. He was a civil servant in the Bavarian Culture Ministry from 1921 to 1923 and from 1927 to 1932, with an interlude from 1923 to 1927 as a district attorney in his hometown of Rosenheim. From 1932 to 1933, he was a member of the Reichstag, the parliament of the Weimar Republic, for the Bavarian People's Party, his party negotiated with the Nazi Party over power-sharing in a coalition government, but after Adolf Hitler took power, he and the other leaders of the Bavarian People's Party were imprisoned. After his release, Ritter von Lex became a civil servant in the Reich Ministry of the Interior, responsible for sports affairs, he helped Summer Olympics which took place in Germany. After World War II, in 1946, Ritter von Lex became a senior civil servant in the Bavarian Interior Ministry. In October 1949 he became a state secretary in the West German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

He retired from government service in October 1960. Hans Ritter von Lex was elected President of the German Red Cross in 1961, he served as president until 1967, after which he became an honorary president until his death in 1970. Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Sash of the Federal Republic of Germany Bavarian Order of Merit Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Max Joseph Grand Cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great Iron Cross, 1st and 2nd Class Honorary citizen of RosenheimAfter his death, the German border guard renamed its barracks in Rosenheim the "Grenzschutzunterkunft Hans Ritter von Lex" Präsidenten und Generalsekretäre des DRK - Hans Ritter von Lex - Biographical Information and photographs Rudolf von Kramer, Otto Freiherr von Waldenfels und Dr. Günther Freiherr von Pechmann: Virtuti Pro Patria: Der königlich bayerische Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden, München 1966 - Biography

Tame, Arauca

Tame is a town and municipality in the Arauca Department, Colombia. The municipality has a total area of 5,300 km²; the region was explored by the German conquistador Jorge de Espira in 1536. There he encountered several Indian tribes from the Goajiboan language families; the Girara people lived at the exact location of the modern town. Tame was founded by Alonso Pérez de Guzmán on June 12, 1628, he founded "Espinosa de las Palmas" nearby, for civilian Spaniards. The village was destroyed a few years by the natives in confrontations in which Pérez de Guzmán and his soldiers were killed by the Girara Indians of Tame in revenge for the slavery treatment; the municipality of Arauca borders to the north with the municipality of Fortul, to the northeast with the municipality of Arauquita, to the east with the municipality of Puerto Rondón, to the south with the Casanare Department and to the west with the Boyacá Department. Tame official website